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Eastbourne Operation Blitz

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Thursday, 18 March 2019

Operation Blitz notification of this weekend's phone number

Dear Members,

This weekend's phone number/s is: 07785372050

Please use the above number/s to contact the team direct to report anti-social behaviour between the hours of 6pm and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

This phone number/s should not be used to report any other crime or incident. To report crime and incidents please contact us online, email us at or call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

Update on last weekend's Operation Blitz activity

PCSO’s Dallaway and Raczynska conducted Operation Blitz this week around Eastbourne Town Centre.
We started our patrol on foot around the Seafront following recent reports of youths causing nuisance on their pushbikes and scooters.
It was a sunny although cold late afternoon – however, it did not stop people enjoying the treats from the World Food Market that is currently set on the promenade.
We moved to the Town Centre which has also been targeted by the youths on the bikes/scooters in the recent days.
However, since these previous incidents have occurred several suspects have been spoken to by our officers, and it appears the words of advice were taken to consideration.
As we carried on with our anti – social behaviour patrols, we came across a vulnerable person who was deemed as a high-risk missing person. We assisted in taking this person safely home, alongside putting in referrals to safeguard the individual in the future.
PCSO Dallaway answered a phone call on the Blitz mobile which led to us being able to receive vital information around drug dealing within the Old Town area of Eastbourne, which we are sure our drug experts will be more than happy to act on this information we have given in the near future.
Whilst in Hampden Park, we visited the skate park, where only last week it was reported that youths were setting fire to a tree. On this occasion, there were no youths in the park. Whilst still out on patrol in this area the Tesco manager handed us a Martial Arts Training Knife and a tablet that was found, at the location. While the owner of the tablet turned up during our enquiries, the Martial Arts Knife has been seized and booked into our property store for destruction.
We later attended a report of youths sitting on the roof of the Community Centre in Shinewater, however, they were no longer there upon our arrival.
We also spent some time attending other areas within our activities as we try to spread our attention equally across all areas of Eastbourne.
Finally, as the temperature dropped and the evening shift was coming to an end we were satisfied that we did not witness any untoward activity, and a majority of our “trouble makers” kept on their best behaviour.
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